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Whorls Corner, nr. Pontesbury, Shrewsbury, mid Shropshire 4.55 acres of mature oak woodland for £72,000 (freehold) [#M1157]


Stunning views, small river and Ancient Woodland, this beautiful oak wood is a treasure not to be missed.




4.55 acres




£72,000 (freehold)


OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 126

Ordnance Survey Grid References:

- Roadside gate: SJ 395 017

- Centre of wood: SJ 394 014

Nearest postcode: SY5 0SQ

This postcode will take you to the local area but may not take you to the woodland. You will need to use the location plan and directions as well.


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Set in the stunning Shropshire countryside with views of the Long Mynd and a few miles from Pontesbury, Whorls Corner is a fine English woodland that captures everything one would expect.

You will find this woodland set in the corner of a larger wooded area and accessed along a hard surfaced track that is suitable for a car at all times of the year. With the feel of an ancient hunting ground, Whorls Corner is certainly one of the most attractive woodlands we have on the market. With a small river that ventures in to the eastern corner providing atmosphere and character, fine mature oaks, and a stunning peaceful location, the amenity opportunity is exemplary.

The wood offers an abundance of mature oaks, birch, sycamore and ash within an open woodland feel.  Bordering woodland to the north and west, the other two boundaries look out to fantastic views across wildflower meadows and the end of the Long Mynd in the distance.

The character of this wood is defined by the well-spaced trees and the unencumbered grassy floor that allows easy access to wander around. Where the canopy opens the vegetation rises to produce some more secluded areas of self-seeded trees, climbers, ferns and a rich and diverse oak woodland habitat. In its wetter more fertile areas you will find alder taking advantage where other trees falter. Throughout the wood the understory includes hazel and holly trees at ground level hard fern, dog-rose, honeysuckle, sedge and even some patches of bluebells to name but a few of the seasonal woodland blooms here.

The only disturbance will be the sound of farm animals in the distance and the clip-clop of a horse on the road, the drumming of a woodpecker and the hawk overhead. On a lovely sunny day you will not want to leave.

If It Were Mine

Not to be spoilt by human trappings I would maintain its ancient feel, a little path would be nice from the car to a camping spot, a rope swing on a sturdy tree over the river would be fun and a bench or seat to look out from would be a delight. Silviculturally, I would plant some native trees through suppression mats where there is open canopy and try to enhance the wood for the next generation.

To View This Woodland

You are welcome to view this woodland at any time during daylight hours. We do ask that you download a copy of these particulars and take them with you, mainly so you can correctly identify the boundaries and access points.


Residential Planning Permission

You are extremely unlikely to get residential planning permission for this woodland.

Directions & Access

  • From Shrewsbury, from A5 by-pass take the A488 towards Pontesbury.
  • In Pontesbury continue down the hill and turn left onto Chapel Street which is approximately 200 metres before the Church.
  • Continue on Chapel Street keeping left which takes you onto Habberley Road.
  • Continue to Habberley and take the second right where the road forks towards Bridges.
  • Continue on this road for approximately one mile before turning right onto a stone track to Lower Vessons.
  • At the sharp bend the entrance gate is in front of you which has a Red Rock Forestry management sign on it (point A on the plan). Park safely without blocking access and continue on foot (we do not give out keys for viewing).
  • Follow the track for 100 metres (point B) continue straight at the junction over the rise and down to the dry ford 120 metres (point C). This is the start of the wood.


  • The north west boundary is indicated with green paint on wooden posts and boundary trees.
  • The east boundary is the agricultural fence.
  • The south boundary is the agricultural fence.
  • The west boundary is indicated with blue paint on wooden posts and boundary trees.

Sporting Rights

 The woodland comes with full sporting rights.

Mineral Rights

The mineral rights are reserved to a previous owner.

Rights Of Way

  • There are no public rights of way inside this wood.
  • A right of way is granted for this wood from the council road up to the woodland boundary (marked XABC on the plan). 
  • A shared maintenance clause covers this right of way.

Fencing Liabilities

There are no known fencing liabilities.

Tree Preservation Order

The woodland has recently been designated as an Ancient Woodland and is subject to a Tree Preservation Order (TPO). This does not prevent appropriate tree felling. However, the agreement of the local Tree Officer must be obtained in advance.

Restrictive Covenants

There are some restrictive covenants to protect the woodland and the environment. Please click on the button below to view these.

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How To Buy

This woodland is being sold on a fixed price basis. We require the following information in writing before we mark a woodland as sold and take it off the market:

  • The name and price of the woodland
  • Confirmation you have viewed the woodland
  • Full name (including middle names), address, phone number and date of birth of all legal purchasers
  • The full contact details of the solicitor who has been instructed

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Plans, areas and particulars are for reference only. They have been carefully checked by us but we cannot guarantee their accuracy and they do not form a part of any contract. Prospective purchasers must satisfy themselves, and we will give as much help as possible with all information we have available.

Woods4Sale Interest

Woods4Sale Ltd hereby give notice under section 21 of the Estate Agents Act 1979 of their interest in the land being sold.

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4 Church Farm Court
Capenhurst Lane

Phone: 01248 364 362
Company Number: 4657216.

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